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Health Dept.: 339 new COVID-19 cases in Utah; six new deaths

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jul 29, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Wednesday shows 339 new cases and six new deaths.

“Today’s case counts continue to move in a positive direction. However, we are by no means out-of-the-woods just yet. We have a significant opportunity to continue to drive case counts lower, and that will be important as we head into the school year. In order to do that we need everybody’s help. Wearing a mask, physical distancing, staying home when sick, and washing our hands regularly are simple steps everyone can take to help keep up on this path," a statement from UDOH said. "We are also watching the lower-than-usual test numbers over the past few days and trying to determine if there has been an actual decrease in demand, or if it’s a result of fewer people seeking out testing over the holiday weekend.”

Utah now has 39,194 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and 292 deaths attributed to the disease.

UDOH reports 518,191 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Utah.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, a total of 2,324 people in Utah have been hospitalized. Of those, 208 remain in the hospital.

The new deaths reported Wednesday are:

  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death

26,643 of Utah's COVID-19 cases are considered "recovered". A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.